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Using millions of gigs of data to improve human health

With biomedical scientists struggling to collect and analyze millions of gigabytes of data in their efforts to improve human health, the National Institutes of Health has launched a $700 million project to develop a common ...

dateFeb 20, 2013 in Other
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Research chimps to be sent to US sanctuary

(AP)—All but about 50 of hundreds of research chimpanzees belonging to the National Institutes of Health should be retired to the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana, and all of them should have plenty of room to ...

dateJan 23, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Tree and human health may be linked

Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. In a new study by the U.S. Forest Service, the presence of trees was associated with human health.

dateJan 16, 2013 in Ecology
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'Erin Brockovich' toxin found at Japan plant

The toxic chemical made infamous by campaigning single mother Erin Brockovich has been found at up to 15,800 times safety limits in groundwater at a Japanese iron plant, the factory's operator said Thursday.

dateDec 20, 2012 in Environment
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